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Catching Up With Two Marathon Mavens

Catching Up With Two Marathon Mavens

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is back and we’d like you to meet Leeanne and Maria, two absolute rock stars who are hitting the pavement to raise funds for food rescue.

The Laid-Back Lager That Gives Back

The Laid-Back Lager That Gives Back

Cheers to a new craft brew and a new supporter of Second Harvest: COZ Beer. We talked to COZ’s Jeff Spriet about launching a new brew that gives back. Click to read more.

42KM + YOU = 50,000 meals

42KM + YOU = 50,000 meals

Second Harvest is officially launching Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Race training season! Click to learn how you can help us reach our bold target while earning prizes. Read more.

Raising a Toast to Zero-Waste Cocktails

Raising a Toast to Zero-Waste Cocktails

Did you know that reducing your food waste can save you money? We toss 2.3 million tonnes of perfectly good food every year, costing Canadian households an average of $1,766 a year.

6 Tips for the Perfect Party Experience

6 Tips for the Perfect Party Experience

Planning a party but don’t know where to begin? Check out these 6 tips to make social distancing a piece of (birthday) cake – and learn how your party can support Second Harvest, too! Make a wish and click!

5 Questions … with McCain Foods

5 Questions … with McCain Foods

We caught up recently with Audrey Leduc, McCain’s Manager, Planet-Friendly Practices in North America, where we discussed planet-friendly innovation and McCain’s role in these initiatives.

5 QUESTIONS FOR … Liu Fu Yu Charity Foundation

5 QUESTIONS FOR … Liu Fu Yu Charity Foundation

The Liu Fu Yu Charity Foundation is a small family foundation with a big impact and we are grateful to welcome them as new partners. We asked 5 quick questions – read them here.

Hero Virtual Garage Sale

Hero Virtual Garage Sale

This spring cleaning season you’re invited to tidy your way to becoming a Second Harvest Hero through our Virtual Garage Sale, running May 17th to Friday June 18th.

Make an Impact with Fill it Forward

Make an Impact with Fill it Forward

Made from 20 recycled plastic bottles, the Everyday Tote Bag was designed by Fill it Forward to help eliminate our dependency on single-use plastic bags. The bucket-style opening, versatile design and rugged durability (it can hold up to 50 pounds) have you covered...

Everyone Wins With Our Hero Sweepstakes!

Everyone Wins With Our Hero Sweepstakes!

Thanks to you, our first-ever Second Harvest Hero Sweepstakes, presented by Moneris, raised more than $89,830! Click for info and winning numbers. 

Sustainability by the Glass: When reds and whites are green

Sustainability by the Glass: When reds and whites are green

For this Earth Issue, we’re exploring how the often water- and soil-intensive practices involved in grape and wine production are being transformed by industry-wide adoption of sustainable practices, with the charge being led by California wineries and vineyards.

36 Years of Awesome Volunteers!

36 Years of Awesome Volunteers!

For those of you who were able to help us in 2020, thank you! You supported us in new and different ways and did an amazing job.

Wealthsimple Tax and The Silver Lining to Tax Season

Wealthsimple Tax and The Silver Lining to Tax Season

The silver lining to doing your taxes? Wealthsimple Tax has always been a pay-what-you-want tax service – that’s already pretty great – and this tax season, you can donate a meal to a fellow Canadian for just $1.

Spring Chicken at Longo’s

Spring Chicken at Longo’s

Purchase a Maple Leaf Prime Raised Without Antibiotics fresh whole chicken at any Longo’s store and for every chicken sold Longo’s will donate $2.00 to Second Harvest, up to a maximum of $10,000 in protein – plus you get one chicken FREE!

Atlantic Canadians Adapt to Feed Communities in the Pandemic

Atlantic Canadians Adapt to Feed Communities in the Pandemic

The pandemic forced us all to adapt. Come together. Help each other. Support the local community. This is something that Atlantic Canadians already know so well. It’s what you do on the east coast of Canada. You help your own and adapt to work with your environment, not against it.

Take a Trip Around the World at Bloor-Yorkville IceFest

Take a Trip Around the World at Bloor-Yorkville IceFest

True global travel may have to wait but you can see the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Statue of Liberty, Sagrada Familia, the Sphinx, Big Ben and even Chichen Itza at Bloor-Yorkville Icefest – an amazing frozen world of 50 iconic landmarks sculpted from over 68,000 pounds of ice.

Brain Exercises: Digital learning in February

Brain Exercises: Digital learning in February

Join us for two great food safety webinars this month—they’re informative, useful, the hosts are friendly, and they’re free for anyone! See the details here on “Food Safety Basics” and “Maximizing Your Food – How to Store it Right” virtual courses.